The Great Wall of China is a world renown construction. It is an astonishing feat of engineering, construction began in the 5th century BCE and continued up until 400 years ago. It easy to see why it took so long. On this holiday we willexplore some highlightsof which there are a great many. We use the first day in China to explore Beijing. Formerly known in the west as Peking, it is the capital and China’s second largest city with more than 20 million inhabitants. We will walk amongst the ’hutongs’, old residential areas of the city, to arrive at Tiananmen Square. We will spend the afternoon exploring the Forbidden City.The next day wehead out of the city to start our journey along the Great Wall, beginning at the Old Dragons Head where the wall reaches the sea at its eastern end. Over the next few days we hike various sections of the wall. The impressive Jiaoshan Pass section where the wall heads into the mountains for the first time offers fantastic views. We take a morning boat trip on the reservoir near Panijakou where we can see the Wall underwater. We visit the Eastern Qing Tombs, one of the largest and most complete Imperial Tomb complexes in China. Our tour continues as we walk through small villages to experience life in rural China. The€commodation here is simple with no en suite facilities but the rewards of walking the wall in rural China are spectacular. After exploring the most impressive sections of the wall between Jinshanling and Simatai, we return to Beijing for sightseeing. We have a full day to explore the Summer Palace to the north west of the city. A sumptuous day awaits us.
|Departure Date||Return Date||Availability||Price|
|09/05/2020||19/05/2020||See our website||££1929.00|
|05/09/2020||15/09/2020||See our website||££1949.00|
|19/09/2020||29/09/2020||See our website||££1949.00|
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